Experienced Pakistan cricket team all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has said goodbye to international cricket. The International Cricket Council has tweeted about Hafeez’s retirement. Hafeez has played international cricket for nearly two decades.
Hafeez had earlier said goodbye to international cricket in 2018. Hafeez, 41, has represented Pakistan in 392 international matches in which Hafeez has scored 12,789 runs and taken 253 wickets. Hafeez has played 55 Tests, 218 ODIs and 119 Twenty20 Internationals for the country, including three ODI World Cups and six Twenty20 World Cups. Hafeez made his international debut in an ODI match against Zimbabwe in 2003 and his last match was against Pakistan in the Twenty20 World Cup semifinals in November last year.
Announcing his retirement, Hafeez said: “Today I am saying goodbye to international cricket with pride and satisfaction. The Pakistan Cricket Board helped me throughout my career. “I am very lucky and proud to have played for Pakistan for 18 years,” Hafeez said. My country and my team have always been at the forefront and so whenever I stepped on the field, I tried to brighten their image by playing within the rich traditions of the spirit of cricket. “As long as your career is so long, there are always ups and downs,” Hafeez said. It has happened to me too. ‘
In a successful career, Hafeez has won 32 Player of the Match awards, followed by Shahid Afridi (43), Wasim Akram (39) and Inzamam-ul-Haq (33). Hafeez has also won nine Player of the Series awards. He had said that T20 World Cup 2020 would be his last tournament for Pakistan, but the tournament was postponed due to Kovid-19.
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